Interest in both litreature and travel is a deadly combination. You read, you travel, and you become. “Exactly what?” is something that totally depends on you! You could be a rainbow, a coffee mug, a quote, a dream, an entrepreneur, a renowned poet, or even a poem. While I am always a paper boat while booking my Holiday Packages, you could be a happy heart crying tears of joy! But, but, but… for that you’ll have to awaken the wanderer in you. And you can do that right away by giving the following quotes a soulful read.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity. And that mountain parks are useful not only as fountains of timber but as fountains of life.
It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.
But I am a born pilgrim. Even when I am feeling really lazy or I’m missing home, I need take only one step to be carried away by the excitement of the journey… I realize that I will never reach my goal by staying in the same place all the time. I can speak to my soul only when the two of us are off exploring deserts or cities or mountains or roads.
Actually the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures.
If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.
There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask, “What if I fall?”
Oh, but my darling,
What if you fly?
If happiness is the goal and it should be, then adventure should be a top priority.
I’m in love with cities I’ve never been to and people I’ve never met.
Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts; it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.
I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.
Just like a parandi complements a Punjabi suit, the quality of being a reader complements a traveller. Most of the travellers lead their lives either by reading about the places they want to explore, are exploring, or have explored; others read about things that can enliven the travel spirits that rest within them. If you belong to the second category, I hope this blog would have made you want to book a Holiday Package instantly. If not, wait for the next segment of quotes.